Google announces revised Chromebook line-up, introduces new $249 Samsung model
To replace the smaller units is a new Samsung Chromebook model, simply called, Samsung Chromebook. On board is a 11.6-inch screen, weighs only 2.5 pounds (1.1 kg), features a Samsung Exynos Dual processor and a battery that lasts about 6.5 hours. Also included is dual-band Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 3.0, a front VGA camera, HDMI, a single USB 2.0 and a single USB 3.0.
The Samsung Chromebook is, like its predecessors, very cloud-centric. Google provides 100GB of free storage for two years. You will want to use it, since the SSD on this thing is only 16GB. Or, you can buy a 64GB USB drive, or SD card for less than $20, which you are sure to want to do since there is no cellular modem (for that, you would want the Samsung Chromebook 550, or use a Mi-Fi or smartphone’s hot-spot).
This Chromebook is in a good position to be a decent all-around portable computer and is attractively priced at $249. It would be nice to see some integration with Android however. You can pre-order the Samsung Chromebook now, but it will also be available at retailers starting next week.
source: Google via Redmond Pie
2. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Me2, the 9$eries looks way much better.
3. theBankRobber (Posts: 647; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
There's no CPU clock spec or ram memory spec, I hope it has a beefy CPU and ram and then maybe we can talk.
5. Birds (Posts: 989; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
Cnet says its a Samsung exynos a15 but there is no information on the clock speed.
12. Dr.Phil (Posts: 909; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
According to Engadget, it should have the new Exynos 5 series chipset. That should make it at least on par with the quad-core A9 chipsets while still being dual-core. According to Samsung, each A15 core is 1.5-2 times faster than one core of the A9 cortex. That means that a dual-core A15 processor is at least on par with a quad-core A9 chipset.
14. hung2900 (Posts: 794; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
Sure it is Exynos 5 because of usb 3.0 support
4. MeoCao (unregistered)
Time to introduce Android books, Google.
6. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
time for google to merge android to chrome OS!! and make a powerful alternative to windows pc and macs!!!
so that it will be useful even with no internet connection!
17. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
That's a chromepad with an un-detachable keyboard!!! Not impressed! Better get an Android tablet.
9. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)
we need laptops and pc's running on android os. android ftw
10. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
Pssh, a Note 2 is more powerful! Thatd be a better compromise.
11. Dr.Phil (Posts: 909; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
According to Engadget, this Chromebook actually features the new Exynos 5 series chipset. So, actually this should be just as powerful as the Note II, if not a little bit more powerful. The Exynos 5 series is built on the new A15 architecture, versus the A9 architecture of the Note II.
16. aahmed215 (Posts: 77; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)
I feel like Chromebooks are useless. I might as well get an Android tablet instead.
18. nicholassss (Posts: 348; Member since: 10 May 2012)
Why wouldn't i just get tablet and a keyboard? Seams silly.
19. downphoenix (Posts: 2329; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
I dunno if Google really gets what they are doing with Chrome OS. It seems to be too redundant to Android to really matter. Its pretty much Android with a touchpad instead of a touchscreen with how limiited it is.